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Bilstien 5100 And 2" Lift kit Advice Needed.....

Hey guys whats going on? I know its been asked before and all. But I am kind of confused on some stuff before I go and order what I need.

I got the RRO Lift kit from fellow member here. And now I want to get the strut and shocks for the truck So I can do them all at the same time when this damn weather starts to get warmer. My concerns are with the Front Struts.

I know I will be getting the 5100's for the rear of the truck as many say they are the best for these trucks. But for the Front Im not sure if I want to go with the 4600 or the BILSTEIN 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable. I know that they will be adding .75" to the current lift. Has anyone done this here? Im concerned that the Front will be too high? And if I were to purchase these Ride adjustables Is there a way to level out the rear to match the front?

Well Other than that, I pretty much know what I wanna do with the truck and installing the kit. The process of deciding which struts to get has me stuck. Well Hope I can figure this out as the weather will be getting warm soon, and I wanna get her ready for the start of fishing season. Thanks guys

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Old 03-11-2015, 06:33 AM
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Re: Bilstien 5100 And 2" Lift kit Advice Needed.....

I would go ahead with the ride height adjustable. .75 inch is barely enough to notice if it were a higher, but I feel sure that the RRO lift is going to lift front and rear equally, still leaving a slight rake in front. So depending if you want it as close to level as you can or you want that slight rake... Personally I'd go with 5100 adjustable. Even if they are a touch higher, you can put the Monroe Load Leveling shocks in the rear and it will even it back out.


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Re: Bilstien 5100 And 2" Lift kit Advice Needed.....

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I would go ahead with the ride height adjustable. .75 inch is barely enough to notice if it were a higher, but I feel sure that the RRO lift is going to lift front and rear equally, still leaving a slight rake in front. So depending if you want it as close to level as you can or you want that slight rake... Personally I'd go with 5100 adjustable. Even if they are a touch higher, you can put the Monroe Load Leveling shocks in the rear and it will even it back out.


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Thanks budy. I was thinking of doing OME Coils Front and Rear. And the 5100s but some say that it will affect my Rack. And all the angles and stuff on the supspension upfront. So I just dont know what I wanna do or should do.

A vendor also said that the OME Shocks and struts are better n superior to the Bilstiens. So Im not too sure what to do there either hehehe. SOo stummped
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I have 4600s in the front and 5100 on the rears combined with ome HD coils on my WK. Only thing i dont like is the fenders are at different heights. Its sitting on 275 65 18s 32 inch tires
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Re: Bilstien 5100 And 2" Lift kit Advice Needed.....

The fenders are going to be at different heights. Fronts are cut out higher than the rear fenders. OME is a great kit to go with. I'd quit worrying about it so much and just go with OME stuff, you can always switch it out later if you don't like it. As far as the angles on cv axles and drive shafts, it will change some but not so much that they won't function.


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Re: Bilstien 5100 And 2" Lift kit Advice Needed.....

...with the 5100 adjustables. The front may be a little higher but like I said, the load levelers will help even it back out


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Re: Bilstien 5100 And 2" Lift kit Advice Needed.....

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The fenders are going to be at different heights. Fronts are cut out higher than the rear fenders. OME is a great kit to go with. I'd quit worrying about it so much and just go with OME stuff, you can always switch it out later if you don't like it. As far as the angles on cv axles and drive shafts, it will change some but not so much that they won't function.


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Well a vendor I know was stating if I use the OME coils they give 3"s off the bat and if I use the 5100's with them it would mess up the angles too much. Im not sure if he is correct or not, but he does know his stuff about jeeps.

He also was saying the OME struts n shocks were better than the bilstiens.
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Well a vendor I know was stating if I use the OME coils they give 3"s off the bat and if I use the 5100's with them it would mess up the angles too much. Im not sure if he is correct or not, but he does know his stuff about jeeps.

He also was saying the OME struts n shocks were better than the bilstiens.
Ome coils won't give you 3 inchs.. maybe around 2.5.
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Post Re: Bilstien 5100 And 2" Lift kit Advice Needed.....

If you are going to go with OME coils, you may as well make it the whole kit with shocks too. I will say that after a couple weeks the initial lift height will come down slightly as the suspension settles. Not enough to matter though.
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Let me know about the front coils though, cause im gonna be doing mine soon.
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Re: Bilstien 5100 And 2" Lift kit Advice Needed.....

I already have the Monroe LL Sensatracs out back and they lifted the rear approx. 2". I would definitely recommend the Monroe LL, I am very pleased with them. A few weeks ago I installed the Monroe struts up front and added 2" BB spacer. It feels much worse, I recognize that the roll moment increased and that alone will effect the handling, but I am not that confident at highway speeds. I am returning the struts and getting the 5100 adjustable, I will be removing the 2" spacers also. I expect it to be much better, my main concern is that front end stability. I can dial in the rake/leveling as a secondary bonus.

I will post results when I finish them. Did you complete your install?
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